This book features case studies from teachers, leaders and educational professors on inclusion in schools. Using a conception of inclusion that acknowledges issues of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, religion and ability, this book provides readers with a useful blend of theory and practice. Each case is situated in a school setting and offers readers opportunities to learn about the complexities and challenges associated with issues of exclusion and to develop practices that support inclusion.
Inclusivity, equity, diversity and difference are all flushed out in Case Studies for Inclusive Educators and Leaders, where it is shown that to treat everybody equally does not mean treating them the same. In Case Studies, inclusivity and equity are poetically dealt with where the authors show – with elegance – the vision and the courage required to bring into existence a better and more hopeful, inclusive and equitable future. Case Studies is a required reading for those who dare to educate and lead with their eyes wide-open and their consciousness wide-awake.
Awad Ibrahim, Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa
We are living through a global period of xenophobia, divisiveness, and new and old exclusions that is trickling down to our schools. There is no better way to teach inclusion than through the use of complex cases that make us think about how we normalize and/or disrupt exclusion in and out of schools. The cases in this book are excellent tools for stimulating in-class discussion and professional development, and it is in these educational spaces that we can begin to learn how to challenge the bullies who want to divide us.
Gary Anderson, Dept. of Educational Leadership, NYU